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How To Enjoy The Perfect Solo Daycation In Durham, NC
Durham, North Carolina offers a combination of history, nature, art, architecture, and great food that make it an ideal local destination.
Follow this itinerary to enjoy a memorable solo daycation in the Bull City.
Start your day with an authentic Southern brunch at Dame’s Chicken & Waffles. This Black-owned restaurant offers an impressive menu that includes more than a dozen chicken and waffle combos.
Waffles come in flavors such as sweet potato, gingerbread, and organic blueberry— ready for you to customize your way with a variety of flavored butters and drizzles.
After breakfast, make your way to the Museum of Durham History to learn more about the city and its rich cultural history. The museum features rotating exhibits that change every three to four months. Its exhibits have included Soul Souvenirs: Durham’s Musical Memories from the 1960s and 1970s and an interesting exhibit highlighting the Russell School, a school for African Americans now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Museum of Durham History is free to enter, and past exhibits are displayed on its website.
Visit the Eno River State Park to enjoy nature. Gorgeous in every season, the Eno River flows through forests filled with various plant species, and past a historic mill and homes. There are miles of trails to enjoy a scenic hike. Kayaking and canoeing are also permitted.
Next, grab a mouthwatering seafood meal from one of Durham’s two Saltbox Seafood Joint locations. This Black-owned takeout restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Chef Ricky Moore has received rave reviews in outlets such Vogue, Southern Living, and Durham Magazine for his delicious dishes made with fresh, seasonal seafood.
Finally, enjoy some rest and relaxation at the Black-owned Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast, a beautiful Colonial Revival-style mansion within walking distance of Downtown Durham. There are three rooms and a suite to choose from, each elegantly-decorated and with its own private bathroom, luxurious linens, and modern amenities.